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Hot Hits

Drum TAO 2020

Strathmore
Fri. Feb 7
Internationally-acclaimed percussion artists.

The National Ballet of Canada: The Sleeping Beauty

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 30 – Feb. 2
A colorful pageant danced to Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous music.

Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes

Signature Theatre
Feb. 18 – Mar. 29
Firecracker play that takes the dysfunction, puts it back in the family, then gives it a hilarious - and subversive - stir.

Manual Cinema: No Blue Memories, The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks

Strathmore
Fri. Jan 24
Manual Cinema tells her story through shadow puppetry, silhouetted actors, and live music.

Gun & Powder

Signature Theatre
Jan. 28 – Feb. 23
Two light-skinned African-American women who passed themselves as White to become notorious outlaws in the Wild West.

Washington Performing Arts: Kian Soltani

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22
He joins acclaimed pianist Julio Elizalde for a program that ranges from Beethoven’s spirited fifth cello sonata to Arvo Pärt’s mesmerizing Fratres.

Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All Stars

Strathmore
Fri. Jan 31
Devoted to promoting the complete story of Cuban music.

Bowie Symphonic: Blackstar

Strathmore
Sat. Feb 15
Tribute to the late David Bowie.

Maz Jobrani

The Kennedy Center
Fri. Jan 31
Iranian American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani returns to the Kennedy Center.

Washington Performing Arts: Budapest Festival Orchestra

Strathmore
Fri. Feb 21
Under the baton of former NSO principal conductor Iván Fischer.

Shanghai Chinese Orchestra (part of Lunar New Year Celebration)

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 22
Grammy Award®–winning artist Tang Muhai returns to the Kennedy Center to conduct the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra.

Jake Shimabukuro

Strathmore
Thu. Feb 13
Hawaii-born Shimabukuro melds elements of pop and jazz into his passionate performances, emoting pure joy with virtuosic flair.

Spotlights

Riffs and Relations: Terrance Hayes

The Phillips Collection
Thu. Apr 23

Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale

Folger Theatre
Mon. Jan 27

Live Dangerously

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 4 – 9

Washington Performing Arts: MLK Tribute Concert

The Kennedy Center
Sun. Jan 26

NSO: Dvořák's Cello Concerto

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 6 – 9

Not Just Another Day Off

Folger Theatre
Mon. Jan 20

NSO Pops: Megan Hilty and Cheyenne Jackson

The Kennedy Center
Feb. 13 – 15

Judy Chicago—The End: A Meditation on Death and Extinction

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Thru Jan. 20

Motherhood Redux: Camille Dungy, Tina Chang, and Beth Ann Fennelly

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wed. Mar 11
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